WOODFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: A Nimrod MRA4 reconnaissance aircraft sits parked on the tarmac waiting to be scrapped at the BAE Systems factory at Woodford in Cheshire on February 1, 2011 in ... more 
WOODFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: A Nimrod MRA4 reconnaissance aircraft sits parked on the tarmac waiting to be scrapped at the BAE Systems factory at Woodford in Cheshire on February 1, 2011 in Woodford, England. Dismantling of a fleet of nine new RAF Nimrod reconnaissance aircraft that cost nearly '4bn to build has begun behind giant screens at BAE Woodford. Six former military chiefs of staff said destroying the Nimrod MRA4 spy planes opened a "massive gap in British security". Unions have also condemed the scrapping of the aircraft which cost '445m each. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) less 
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